By: Allison Upchurch, Staff Reporter
As we all get into the swing of the new year, movie theaters across the country are gearing up for a wide array of new releases. Get your popcorn ready and start budgeting for movie tickets because here are some movies that may be worth checking out in 2019:
On the Basis of Sex (Now Playing)
While this movie was technically released in 2018, its story is one that’s especially relevant as we go into 2019. This movie is the story of the career of lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she earns a law degree and brings a case to the U.S. Court of Appeals to end gender discrimination.
Alita: Battle Angel (Expected Release: Feb. 14, 2019)
Based on Yukito Kishiro’s 1990 manga series and produced by James Cameron, this movie takes place in a dystopian future where a scientist builds Alita from scraps in the junkyard. As she starts to become more aware of the world around her, and find allies, she is trained to become a bounty hunter and must learn to evade the enemies that loom above.
Wonder Park (Expected Release: March 15, 2019)
This animated adventure from Paramount Pictures brings the thrill of the amusement park to the big screen as the movie follows June and her re-discovery of the park she dreamed up with her mother when she was a kid. Now, a threatening force decides to take over the park, and June teams up with her anthropomorphic friends to save it.
Avengers: Endgame (Expected Release: April 26, 2019)
One of the biggest movies of 2018, Avengers: Infinity War, left the heroes of the Marvel Universe (and moviegoers) in distress. But Avengers: Endgame comes as the light at the end of the tunnel as our heroes must regroup, take stock of what they still have, and figure out a fool-proof way to take down the all-powerful Thanos.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Expected Release: July 26, 2019)
There’s no business like show business in Quentin Tarantino’s new thriller drama about TV actor Rick Dalton, his stunt-double and friend Cliff Booth, and the circumstances of the 1969 murder of Sharon Tate that happened right next door to Dalton’s house.
Downton Abby (Expected Release: Sep. 20, 2019)
The popular British series of the same name that ended in 2015 is continuing on the big screen. Fans of the show and moviegoers will once again be transported away to the British country side of the early 20th century as the entire original cast of the show reprises their roles of the Crawly Family and their servants that work on the estate.
Star Wars: Episode 9 (Expected Release: December 2019)
The famous space saga that takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away continues after the events of The Last Jedi. While much information of the actual plot is yet to be released, the characters of The Resistance will continue to fight in their struggle to liberate the galaxy from the authoritative rule of The First Order.
All these films and many more are coming out this year, so take advantage of student discounts on tickets at select theaters near Regis like Harkins Arvada and Alamo Drafthouse at Sloan's Lake and experience the wonder and entertainment of the big screen.